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Kaulback’s Lance-Headed Pitviper

Kaulback’s lance-headed pitviper is a species of venomous snake found only in Asia. The species is terrestrial. Currently, there are no recognized subspecies of this species.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Serpentes
    Family Viperidae
    Subfamily Crotalinae
    Genus Protobothrops
    Scientific Name Protobothrops  kaulbacki


    Length 134 cm (53 in); largest recorded specimen measures 141 cm (56 in)
    Color Green upper surface with a vertebral series of dark angular spots which may combine to form a zigzag stripe; top of the head is black with yellow stripes; whitish throat area; gray underside with large crescent-shaped or squarish yellow spots
    Distribution Myanmar, China, Northeast India
    Habitat Transition zone between temperate forest and alpine shrub and meadow, open grassland
    Venom Fact Venomous
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous(egg laying)
    Clutch Size 6 to 32 eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status Data Deficient

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    Published on January 26th 2017 by under Snakes. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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